Dojo Mindfulness

Dojo Mindfulness

Tuition is due on the first class of each month.

You may pay by cash or check. Please make check payable to Fushu Daiko. Your monthly dojo membership fee should be paid on time as a sign of respect and responsibility.

Thank you for your promptness.

Dojo Etiquette & Rules

  • Be courteous and respectful toward fellow students.
  • Bow when entering and leaving the training area (where the carpeting starts).
  • Tabi shoes or indoor shoes are permitted.
  • Please listen when Sensei is speaking to the class or to another student, stay focused during training.
  • Your Sensei will inform you when you are ready to move to a different level of training.
  • Please practice humility and respect by waiting for your Sensei to determine when that time has come.
  • Signs and periodic postings are to be observed at all times.
  • Please pay the monthly training fee on time as a sign of respect and responsibility.
  • Do not engage in horseplay at the dojo.

Illustration of a shoe in a crossed red prohibition circle

Do not wear shoes

Illustration of a cell phone in a crossed red prohibition circle

Do not use cell phones

Illustration of jewelry in a crossed red prohibition circle

Do not wear jewelry

Illustration of a watch in a crossed red prohibition circle

Do not sport
a watch

Illustration of gloves in a crossed red prohibition circle

Do not wear gloves

Illustration of gum in a crossed red prohibition circle

Do not chew gum

Illustration of food in a crossed red prohibition circle

Do not eat food or drink

Illustration of a backpack in a crossed red prohibition circle

Do not leave your belongings

Illustration of a spilling glass in a crossed red prohibition circle

Do not make
a mess

Illustration of profanity in a crossed red prohibition circle

Do not use bad language

Illustration of a ninja star in a crossed red prohibition circle

Do not bring weapons

Illustration of a cigarette in a crossed red prohibition circle

Do not smoke

Care of Taiko

  • Do not place items (bachi, towels, etc.) on taiko.
  • Do not lean against taiko.
  • Do not drag taiko on the floor when moving them. Please find a partner and move them carefully.
  • Do not hit tacks on the taiko.
  • Do not hit taiko before, or after, class unless authorized by Sensei.
  • Certain taiko need to be tightened before use under Sensei’s supervision.
  • Certain taiko need to be loosened after use under Sensei’s supervision.

Preparing For Your Taiko Lesson

Before Class

When the class is ready to begin, all students should line up with their feet together. Measure the distance between each other. The person standing to your right should be someone with the greatest length of seniority.

The teacher commands “Hup!” twice. At first “Hup” you bow and say “Ohayo gozaimasu.”

At the second “Hup” you bow and say “Onegai shimasu.” Be prompt and arrive before class begins. If you arrive late for line-up, you should wait until invited by the Sensei to participate.

During Class

Kohai are expected to treat Sendai with respect and consideration. Kohai are also expected to look to sendai for information and guidance. Senpai are expected to set a good example for Kohai. Senpai will treat everyone with the same respect and consideration equally.

When lining up or sitting down, students with the greatest length of seniority are always to your right.
When late for class, bow in, stay in seiza and wait for sensei’s permission to enter the training area to join the class.

Be attentive during class. Do not act inattentively and waste your time or everyone else’s. Talking during class is impolite. Talking interfere’s with what Sensei is explaining and with the concentration of other students. When discussion is necessary, keep it brief.

It is poor etiquette to question sensei’s or senpai’s authority or technical knowledge, and especially so during class. If you are confused about something, ask respectfully during or after class. If for any reason you must leave the dojo during practice, either temporarily or permanently, ask sensei’s permission to leave or return.

Never leave the class for a break, water, or any early dismissal, except with sensei’s permission. Breaks are allocated throughout the entire class and not to be taken in the middle of the class unless necessary. Leaving the training area during class without permission is disciplined by no return to the dojo for one training session minimum.

End Of Class

Set up dojo by arranging taiko lining against the back wall neatly.

Line up after setting up dojo, according to seniority with your feet together. Measure the distance between each other.

Sensei commands “Hup!” twice. At first “Hup” you bow and say “Arigato gozaimashita.” At the second “Hup” you bow and say “Oyasumi nasai.”

The training area needs to be swept after each class. The mirror and the bathroom are to be cleaned on an as-needed basis.

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